Newcastle picked up several injuries in their 2-0 victory over Cheltenham.
Newcastle advanced to the third round of the EFL Cup with a 2-0 victory over Cheltenham Town.
Rafael Benitez's side took the league in first half injury time through Ayoze Perez, scoring his first goal of the season.
The Spanish forward made it 2-0 in the 47th minute after Dwight Gayle selflessly picked out Perez who passed the ball into the empty net to grab his and Newcastle's second.
Although the result was comfortable, it came at a price, as the Magpies suffered a host of injuries.
Perez, Gayle and the returning Aleksandar Mitrovic suffered head injuries, while Rolando Aarons was stretchered off in the first half.
There was also a scare for defender Grant Hanley, who appeared to be suffering a groin problem.
Newcastle did enough to get past their League Two opponents, but they will be hoping that injuries don't dent their league aspirations, as they host Championship rivals Brighton on Saturday evening.
After seeing their side pick up five injuries and score two goals, Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter to react.
Gutted Aarons is injured again. But if it forces our hand to get a winger (Knockaert 'cough' 'cough') then silver lining. #nufc— Ginger Pirlo (@ToonBano) August 23, 2016
Now Siem De Jong has left, it looks as if Aarons, Mitrovic and Gayle are keeping the club doctor in a job #NUFC— Jamie Pyle (@J90Pyl) August 23, 2016
Aarons, Mitrovic & Gayle Injured Hope There's Still Some Money Left In The Transfer Kitty #NUFC— #FordeHaveMercy (@FordeEsq) August 23, 2016
Perez needs to bash his head more often— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 23, 2016